December 4, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 29

Stories from the December 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Diabetes research, NASA style

While the phrase “NASA technology” may bring to mind images of space shuttles and intergalactic gadgets, one GW professor has modified the same technology used for surveying outer space in hopes of getting closer to curing diabetes. Murray Loew, GW’s director of the biomedical engineering program, is working along with diabetes expert and Cornell University […]

D.C. Zoning Commission to decide on Campus Plan in January 2007

After scheduling two extra hearings on GW’s 20-year Campus Plan, the Zoning Commission conducted the application’s final hearing Thursday and expects a decision early next year. The 20-year Campus Plan asks for increased floor space at the center of campus in exchange for removing GW property on the edges of campus from possible construction sites. […]

A funny past-time

Not only does GW alumnus Mike Rhode read comics, he studies them, researches them, even blogs about them. And he does it all for free. Rhode is a co-author of the Comics Research Bibliography, editor of exhibition and media reviews for the International Journal of Comic Art, a contributing writer for Hogan’s Alley, a magazine […]

2007 graduates to enter larger job market

Students graduating from GW this year can expect more job opportunities than the class of 2006, a report recently found. Companies are hiring more college graduates because of a stronger economy, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. It found that employers expect to hire 17.4 percent more new […]

Saving some from slavery

Jennifer Munoz doesn’t need someone to tell her that human trafficking is a global problem that can happen in the United States. To Munoz, it hits home. Two months ago a 35-year-old football coach was indicted for pimping a 14-year-old girl at a Bowie, Md., high school, just 20 minutes from the high school where […]

WEB EXTRA: Students work with charity to help more people enjoy the holidays

With increasing hunger in the D.C. area, students are reaching out to help more people enjoy the holidays this season. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual report on food insecurity, more District residents are struggling to find enough food for their households than in previous years. From 2003 to 2005, about 11 percent […]

Wanted: One local tourney

In its 12th year, the BB&T Classic featured three local teams in a one-day event at Verizon Center, but players and media are voicing their support for the creation of a tournament that would crown the D.C.-area basketball champion. Last season, D.C. college basketball reached a pinnacle, as GW owned the nation’s best regular-season record, […]

GW Blind Date: A very traditional evening

Two small-town sophomores, Bowen Vernan and Cydnee DeToy, made comfortable conversation over dinner, candlelight and a rose at the Firefly restaurant in Dupont Circle. Bowen: This was my first blind date, and overall the date was really fun. The restaurant was a cool little place, a bit noisy though. For dinner, I had the rigatoni […]

Return of the big shot

After GW’s game with the Hokies, Carl Elliott wasn’t exactly sure in which league Virginia Tech plays. He also wasn’t certain who gave him the nickname “Big Shot Elliott.” But he was aware that he was in a slump and GW was facing the reality of a losing streak for the first time in nearly […]

Weekly check up: The holiday blues

We all know the holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some students, it can be the worst. With the added stresses of final exams, papers and, for some, family problems, the end of the semester can be one of the most mentally difficult times for college […]